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  1. Why are culturally stereotypical behaviors so tolerated?
    The mafia LOL! I see that too, many hospitals that I have worked at have this same tradition and it is something hard to break. So, why is it tolerated? If you can beat them, join them. It's better...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  2. Looking for a Preceptor in Southern CA
    Have you gotten a subscription to calif. Association of NPs? Or something like that? When I was doing my clinicalSd I sent out hundreds of email and that is how I got my preceptors. Good luck!
    Jan 15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  3. quit my RN job??
    I had 1, 3 year and working full time 3 days a week! It was torture.keeping my floor nurse job helped me network to get a good job so keep that in mind. NP jobs are not all that easy to get nowadays.
    Nov 2, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  4. Please help....
    As an older nurse myself, I think the chart nurse position is less taxing on the body than hospital nurse. I am not sure how old you are but working in a hospital is not it's all cracked up to me.....
    Oct 31, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. understanding pneumothorax
    Spontaneous pneumothorax without a known cause is usually related to high risk factors. I think the thinness of the male with less fat make the thoracic cavity more exposed then your average person...
    Oct 24, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. understanding pneumothorax
    A puncture to the thoracic cavity changes the negative pressure inside the lung making it collapse.
    Oct 24, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Pros and cons of the shift
    7a-7p 12 hours, day shift, still have time to go out Saturday night. Work some weekends and holidays. Only work 3 days a week, still get to sleep during the night.
    Oct 24, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. How do you deal with a bad clinical instructor?
    As a clinical instructor my self, first semester is usually vitals, ADLs, care plans, and assessments. Don't be too hard on yourself if it is your first week. I would ask your instructor for specific...
    Sep 25, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Anyone Else with Pay/Benefits Cuts?
    In Southern California a hospital system I know cut out education department, and laid off many nurses who had been there 20 or more years. I would try to look for something better at a company that...
    Sep 20, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  10. Discrimination Against ER Nurses?
    Hi Dave, just try to get any job at this point. It's hard out there trust me! I have multiple years of experience, 5-8 years ago I had my pick of any floor, surgery, or ER job, now I can barely get...
    Sep 5, '14
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  11. Improving NP Education
    I think my pre nursing anatomy course was pretty thorough. We also had a cadaver, a pig, a sheep, and a few other dissections. I don't think a gross anatomy course at graduate level would be greatly...
    Aug 26, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  12. Improving NP Education
    I had a course on reading X-rays, reading EKGs, suturing and stapling. So not sure why other schools don't, it is very helpful.
    Aug 25, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  13. Protocol for resigning
    Just give the customary 2 weeks and offer to stay more if they need it.
    Aug 25, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  14. Visit Frequency
    When I did home health I would front load the frequency and closer to the end, depending on the patient, I would to every other week the last few weeks. It was very personalized to the patient.
    Aug 24, '14
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. How long does it really take to get accepted to a JC?
    6 years before i got in to a ADN program
    Aug 23, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  16. ER Practicum - What do I need to know?
    Know your ACLS drugs for sure.
    Aug 16, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Working full time while going to school full time
    I worked full time as a LVN 3, 12 he shifts and went to RN school. It's doable. I didn't have kids at the time but knew a few girls that did and work fulltime and made it! Good luck! I am sure you...
    Aug 10, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Don't want to give up
    I knew a nurse who was intoxicated while driving and got a felony DUI before the where a RN.
    Aug 8, '14
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  19. PLEASE I HAVE A QUESTION about nursing scheduales...
    So cal new grads make about 30 bucks an hour Aprox.
    Aug 8, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Don't want to give up
    I know a RN who got there RN license 3 years after completing school for a DUI that he got 5 years prior. It can be done but it will take long I think.
    Aug 8, '14
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  21. PLEASE I HAVE A QUESTION about nursing scheduales...
    But... Yes nurses can work 1 day week, but it will take you a few years to get there unless you know a nurse manager willing to give you a part time as a new grad. Getting into NICU will also not be...
    Aug 8, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. PLEASE I HAVE A QUESTION about nursing scheduales...
    Dont give up your summer vacations!!!! Not worth it!
    Aug 8, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. About West Coast University transfer..(how to)
    You sound like you have decent grades, for profit schools usually are easier to get into. Wcu is a really fast paced BSN program and I know you can transfer most credits there. I think they make you...
    Jul 23, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. ADN vs. BSN
    If it's only going to take 6 months more to get your BSN then I would get it!!!
    Jul 21, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. To transfer or not to transfer?
    I would go for it! If that's where you want to be, then by all means! Getting into a specialty like L & D is hard to do! Good luck
    Jul 20, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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